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Game Over

So there was a game last night.  The douchebags won.  The NBA is rigged.  LeBron is still an asshole (am I right Cleveland?).  Just like when the Spurs won back in 1999, this one will have a little bit of an asterisk next to it for being a strike shortened season (I’m stickin’ to that story, haters gonna hate bro).  Did LeBron play well? Yeh, he had a great Finals, but as I have and as I will continue to point out, his team gets the most ridiculous calls.  Every flop is somehow a charge (and NO they are not always set!).  By rule, if you lower your shoulder into a player it’s an offensive foul…think about that.  That’s what LBJ does every time he drives to the lane, do they ever call it? Nope.  Also, let’s go back and watch Wade and Bron Bron when they start a drive outside the 3 point line.  8 out of 10 times they take an extra 3rd step, is that called a travel? Nope.  You know what else is a travel? The jumpstep.  The way that the players in the NBA use that now as an extra 2 steps without it being called is ridiculous (this is more than just the Heat’s doing, but they are the most flagrant of abusers).  So you can crown the Heat, they won the series.  But man, what I would have given for an evenly called series.  Yesterdays game wasn’t controversial because everyone in the AAA was hitting 3’s.  Mike Miller who can barely walk was somehow given wide open jumpers.  LET HIM DRIVE YOU IDIOTS!! The guy is 2 days away from needing a walker to function properly.  Either way, after the Heat hit their 11 billionth 3 point shot, everyone knew it was over.  Emperor Stern, do something about the officiating.  Your league is going to shit.

Look, he couldn’t even walk to go to the bathroom! He squatted and just went right there!

Oh and to my boy who left the country after the  Miami  loss last year, you know this won’t make up for last year, so remember that  feeling bro (yep, I’m an asshole!).

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Game 4

The Heat won.  That’s it. Not really.  The Thunder blew a 17 point first quarter lead before halftime.  They made crucial mistakes down the stretch.  AND with LeBron on the bench with cramps, they let Mario Chalmers beat them.  Norris Cole hit shots in the first half, Mario Chalmers hit em in the second half.  Let that sink Thunder fans, I didn’t mention LeBron or Wade, I just reminded you that you lost because you couldn’t contain those 2 “role” players.  Westbrook was PHENOMENAL.  He played one of the greatest games in Finals history.  You still lost.  Durant was solid as well.  You still lost.  Wade and James were outscored by Westbrook and KD.  You still lost.  Why? Because you kept leaving guys wide open for 3 pointers (coaching should have stopped this after their 3rd wide open shot) by rotating late or biting on a pumpfake.  Oh and James Harden, if you aren’t gonna shoot the ball when you’re open, just get off the court.  I love the way you play bro, but you need let that beard give you some confidence.  The Thunder can still win this thing, but they have to be willing to want it and not be afraid by the moment.  If last night is an indication, Westbrook is the only one willing to fight for it. KD and Harden have to show up offensively in Game 5, or the Heat will be your 2012 NBA Champions…and how many of us really want to see that??

His face says it all.

Look at what I just did, I gave no statistics at all but my point came across.  I’m pretty damn awesome.

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PLAYOFFFSSS!!!

Breakdown of the match-ups with who won the season series.

Here we go.  The NBA, where “amazing happens.”  The playoffs, where superstars become legends or regress to stars (LeBron, this one’s for you).  I’m a hater, I know this.  I am a crazy fan of my teams.  I will follow them until the bitter end (and trust me, it’s usually ending bitter for me).  This year will be different.  And with that, I give you my predictions for the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs.

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1. Chicago Bulls vs. 8. Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers (cough,Evan Turner, cough) wanted the Bulls (because the “Heat are a better team”) so bad, that they royally tanked their final game of the season to keep the 8th seed.  Well Philly, you got your wish.  Derrick Rose and Evan Turner have bad blood from their high school days in the Chi, and Rose didn’t take too kindly to Turner’s statement.  Rose dominates, Bench Mob does work, Bulls in 5.

4. Boston Celtics vs. 5. Atlanta Hawks

The Celtics are one of those teams that could either win a championship, or lose in the first round.  The injury to Ray Allen is troubling.  The emergence of Avery Bradley masks it some, but please believe the playoffs are not the regular season and they need Allen’s shooting. The Hawks are ummm, the Hawks.  Yeh, maybe the Celts don’t need Ray-Ray for this series.  Celtics in 6.

3. Indiana Pacers vs. 6. Orlando Magic

Also known as Snoozefest 2012.  Nobody actually cares who wins this series.  Dwight Howard is “injured” and won’t play (yes I put that in quotation marks, he reminds me of that kid that takes away the ball when he doesn’t get his way on the playground).  Shout out to David West representing my highschool.  Otherwise I really don’t care.  Pacers in 6.

2. Miami Heat vs. 7. New York Knicks

Hmm. Last lockout season 1998-1999, the Knicks turned it on just before the playoffs, and upset then number 1 seed Miami Heat in the first round.  We all remember the fights and the Allan Houston shot.  This year, Knicks have kind of been on a tear lately.  I’m not saying anything, but I’m just saying.  Melo could turn into the Melo from his Championship at ‘Cuse.  JR Smith and Steve Novak could go nutty hitting 3’s (Three pointers will be a HUGE factor in this series).  Tyson Chandler will anchor the back line of the Knicks D.  Iman Shumpert can slow D-Wade.  I hate the Heat.  I hate LeBron.  I think Bosh is the softest player in the NBA.  If I were the Knicks, I’d bring Amare off the bench. Obviously I’m not the Knicks.  The LBJ-Melo matchup should (SHOULD) be a classic. As much as I hate to admit it, the Knicks are better than people are giving them credit for.  The Heat’s lack of size in the paint and tendency to miss a ton of their 3’s will cost them.  Knicks in 6 or 7.  Haters gonna hate.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

1. San Antonio Spurs vs. 8. Utah Jazz

Spurs look primed for another championship run.  The Jazz are not that good.  Spurs in 5.  Yep, it’s that simple.

4. Memphis Grizzlies vs. 5. Los Angeles Clippers

Z-BO! He’s back. Can he carry the Grizz again? The fact that him and Rudy Gay can’t play together scares me because this is probably one of the best teams built for the playoffs. When your 2 best players can’t work on the court together it’s an issue though.  Chris Paul wants to win.  Blake Griffin needs to learn to play defense.  If this turns into a Chris Paul dribble for 20 seconds show, the Grizz will beat the hell out of Lob City.  I’m torn on this series.  I really am.  It’ll be entertaining to watch though.  Because of the Gay-Z-Bo drama, I’m going Clippers in 6.

3. Los Angeles Lakers vs. 6. Denver Nuggets

On paper, the Nuggets should win this series.  In reality, paper doesn’t actually beat rock, and the Nuggets won’t beat the Lakers.  Kobe is Kobe, Bynum could be a beast and Pau is doin’ the damn thang (he’s hitting 3’s now!).  Ty Lawson, Aaron Afflalo, and the”Manimal” are a solid core, but no way in hell would I pick a team that has JaVelle McGee as their center.  Lakers in 6.

2. Oklahoma City Thunder vs. 7. Dallas Mavericks

Really?!? This is a 1st Round matchup?  Damn you Lamar Odom for making the Mavericks end up being the 7 seed.  This could have been a Western Conference Finals matchup in any other year.  The Mavs regret letting Tyson Chandler go.  He was their defense.  The Thunder are niiiiiccee.  If “Toofie” Westbrook can learn to not turn the ball over and just keep nailing those midrange jumpers, the Thunder will actually be a title contender.  It’s Durant’s team.  Give him the damn ball. Quick thought though, if James Harden was a LEGO man, that shot from Metta World Peace would have knocked his damn head off (it actually almost happened with him being a real life human).  Thunder in 6.  Dirk and company get rest as they await the offseason to sign Deron Williams and maybe trade for Dwight Howard.  Rest up Dallas.

(This theme needs to come back ASAP.  I just got so hyped up listening to this damn song.  NBA do something and buy this from Jon Tesh for reals. I’m still bobbing my head to the beat.)

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